Garland Briggs

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I can’t stop looking at this wonderfully bad Google Photos panorama stitch

Most times, technology fails and we get frustrated. Sometimes, technology fails in a spectacularly adorable way. Such is the case with this Google Photos panorama image that the software automatically stitched together for Reddit user MalletsDarker, which placed a photo of his friend majestically …

Google Photos

Game-changing discovery: Scientists believe massive ice sheets on Mars could create oxygen for humans - IBTimes India

"You can go out with a bucket and shovel and just collect as much water as you need," author of the study said.<p>Researchers previously believed that …

Google's solution to accidental algorithmic racism: ban gorillas

After Google was criticised in 2015 for an image-recognition algorithm that auto-tagged pictures of black people as “gorillas”, the company promised “immediate action” to prevent any repetition of the error.<p>That action was simply to prevent Google Photos from ever labelling any image as a gorilla, …

Machine Learning

Astronomers Figure Out How Black Holes Can Blast Out Relativistic Jets of Material Across Light Years of Space

Black holes have been an endless source of fascination ever since Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity predicted their existence. In the past 100 …

Black Holes

Keeping up with SEO in 2018: What you should focus on

Any webmaster worth their salt is constantly reading, watching, and learning more about SEO. Google usually rolls out quite a few big changes throughout each year and while some updates are larger than others, they are all very important to keep up with.<p>Of course, merely responding to SEO trends …

Norwegians aren't likely to move to the US, even if they're welcome

<b>(CNN) —</b> During a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday, US President Donald Trump reportedly blasted a number of nations as "shithole countries." Then he turned his attention to Norway.<p>Trump singled out the wealthy Scandinavian nation, whose Prime Minister he met the day before, and said that he …

The quantum computing apocalypse is imminent

In the ancient world, they used cubits as an important data unit, but the new data unit of the future is the qubit — the quantum bits that will change the face of computing.<p>Quantum bits are the basic units of information in quantum computing, a new type of computer in which particles like electrons …

Ridley Scott Has a Complaint About Blade Runner 2049

<i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, while critically acclaimed, wasn’t quite the box office smash that longtime fans of its iconic predecessor hoped it would be. …

Steven Spielberg’s Advice to 23-Year-Old Laura Dern: ‘Don’t You Ever Touch Your Face’

Spielberg saw the power of Laura Dern's face at a very young age, and the legendary actress has never forgotten his words.<p>Laura Dern has been working …

Steven Spielberg

How to create your next design project, completely free

Creating a well-designed site, product, or project usually isn’t cheap. You know you want to make something that looks good – but how do you do it if you’re working with a limited budget?<p>While there’s no substitute for hiring a great designer, there are ways to build something beautiful without …

Web Design

Why the International Space Station Is the Single Best Thing We Did

The International Space Station is one of the few nonstellar things up there that we can see from down here without instruments. It’s a prefab home …

Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything?

The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match.<p>It’s not …

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Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

Penn State

Sonos has a new Play:5 speaker that can make itself sound great no matter where you put it

The new Play:5 is a completely redesigned speaker, replacing the oldest model in Sonos’ lineup and incorporating a number of new technologies that Sonos expects to set the tone for many of its products moving forward. Rather than the five drivers included in the original model, the new speaker …

Ridley Scott knew there was water on Mars, didn’t have time to change The Martian

Earlier today, scientists from NASA emerged from the rundown garage that government cutbacks have forced them to move to in order to announce a …

Ridley Scott

How To Do Nothing In Web Design

Best Practices for Minimalism<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>It’s a rookie mistake to confuse minimalism with merely “getting rid of things.” Minimalism was an …

15 Impressive Alternative Browsers

Keep in mind how often the Chromium engine is updated. Chromium, like any other software, has bugs. The developers behind it strive to eliminate …

A Very Simple, Straightforward Way To Find Out if Someone Is a Narcissist by Just Asking Them

The latest episode of the “The Science of Us” by New York Magazine offers a very simple, straightforward way to find out if someone is a narcissist …

Here's More Evidence That Galactic Super-Civilizations Don't Exist

Earlier this year, a scan of 100,000 galaxies showed no signs of alien mega-civilizations, dashing the hopes of those longing for a close encounter …

'Star Trek' virtual tour will recreate every deck of the Enterprise

You've probably seen a few attempts at recreating worlds in game engines, but never at this level of detail. Artist Jason B is working on the Enterprise-D Construction Project, an Unreal Engine-based virtual tour that aims to reproduce all 42 decks in the Enterprise from <i>Star Trek: The Next</i> …

One Step Closer to Hover Boards: Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation | Colossal

<p>While we’ve seen examples of objects suspended mid-air using quantum levitation and acoustic levitation, a team of three Japanese engineers from The …

The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

Stephen Colbert

LUNA - Reaching Out for the Moon and Touching it, Literally!

A few years back there was this crazy rush of people to go and buy a piece of land on the moon. Yes… The moon. When I first heard about it, I was …

Display | The NASA Design Program | Features

It was October, 1974 – my partner Bruce Blackburn and I were headed to Washington, DC for our initial design presentation to NASA Administrators. The …